Working within the guidelines of the Kent and Medway Joint Working Protocol for Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Disorders, the role is designed to deliver Psychosocial Drug and Alcohol Interventions to Service users that are identified as having an Alcohol or Substance Misuse problem, with a co-existing mental health need.
Effective joint working between all agencies is key to meeting the needs of those with coexisting mental health and substance misuse disorders (Dual Diagnosis). Services will deliver client centred treatment using both harm reduction and abstinence based treatment approaches depending on the requirements of the individual client.
You will be required to manage a caseload, provide appropriate harm reduction advice and guidance, assess, care plan; deliver structured 1:1 and group-work sessions including structured treatment programmes.
Integration and joint working with Mental Health Services is an essential element of the work.